Regional Library Board
72 municipalities. comprised of 3 cities, 10 towns, 32 villages and 27 rural municipalities participate in the Lakeland Library Region system providing free library service to their residents.
Each of these municipalities appoints one representative to the Regional Board. Lloydminster appoints two 2 and North Battleford appoints 3 because of their larger populations.
The Regional Board meets twice a year to establish the policies and bylaws that govern the operation of the Region. At the semi-annual meeting in the Fall, the budget is approved and the municipal grants are set. At the annual general meeting in the spring, the Chairperson and Executive Committee members are elected.
The Executive Committee consists of 14 members of the Regional Board elected at the Annual Meeting. It meets regularly and deals with the day-to-day business of the Regional Board and the operation of the Region. The Executive Committee consists of the following members:
Dennis Taylor, Town of Hafford (Chairperson)
Lorne Kohlman, R.M. of Eye Hill #382 (Vice-Chairperson)
Leslie Clark, R.M. of Parkdale #498
Bonnie Deuel, R.M. of Medstead #497
Jennifer Fisher, Village of Meota
Thomas Harrison, City of Meadow Lake
Tony Knowler, City of Lloydminster
Grace Lang, City of North Battleford
Richard Lozeau, City of Lloydminster
Dave MacDonald, Indigenous Representative (Metis)
Jack Opheim, Member-at-large
Karen Richardson, City of North Battleford
Len Taylor, City of North Battleford
Gordon Yarde, Town of Battleford
Local Library Boards
Each branch library has a board made up of regional board members from each municipality using the branch library, as well as interested people selected by the local municipal councils.
Each local library board is responsible for:
- providing and maintaining the branch library facility with their municipality
- setting policies affecting the branch library such as hours of opening, programming, and publicity
- the general development of library service in that area